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madmerlin 9th June 2009 23:06

retrieving email
 
I recently followed Falko's great guide for setting up an Ubuntu 9.04 + ISPconfig3 perfect server.

I'm having problems retreiving a test user's email.

I sent mail from an external account/domain. I can see the mail sitting in the user's new folder:

/var/vmail/<my domain>/<username>/new/1244blahblahblah.<servername>.S=7384

Logging in to squirrelmail as:
user@domain.com gives the error:
<<
ERROR: Connection dropped by IMAP server.
Query: CAPABILITY
>>

Setting up Thunderbird to use IMAP seems to sit in a never ending loop of:
connected to <server>
checking...
sending login information...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

till 10th June 2009 08:39

Please post the errors that you get in the mail.log

madmerlin 10th June 2009 16:54

This is from /var/log/mail.log showing the connection attempts where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is my work IP where I'm at:
<<
Jun 10 07:49:55 dbl imapd: Connection, ip=[::ffff:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx]
Jun 10 07:50:01 dbl last message repeated 8 times
Jun 10 07:50:02 dbl pop3d: Connection, ip=[::1]
Jun 10 07:50:02 dbl pop3d: Disconnected, ip=[::1]
Jun 10 07:50:02 dbl imapd: Connection, ip=[::1]
Jun 10 07:50:02 dbl imapd: Disconnected, ip=[::1], time=0
Jun 10 07:50:02 dbl postfix/smtpd[21722]: connect from localhost[127.0.0.1]
Jun 10 07:50:02 dbl postfix/smtpd[21722]: lost connection after CONNECT from localhost[127.0.0.1]
Jun 10 07:50:02 dbl postfix/smtpd[21722]: disconnect from localhost[127.0.0.1]
Jun 10 07:50:02 dbl imapd: Connection, ip=[::ffff:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx]

Jun 10 07:50:33 dbl last message repeated 73 times
>>

mail.err and mail.warn are empty.

till 10th June 2009 21:06

Any errors in the file /var/log/mail.err ?

madmerlin 10th June 2009 23:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by till (Post 193301)
Any errors in the file /var/log/mail.err ?

No completely empy. And like I said... email arrives to the designated user in his vmail account in /var/vmail/domain/user/new folder and I can read it on the server by using cat or vi or whatever. But I can't use any kind of client to connect to retrieve it. It's like the connection request is dropped instantly.

which is pretty much how squirrelmail reports it:
ERROR:
ERROR: Connection dropped by IMAP server.
Query: CAPABILITY

If all else fails, I can do a reinstall. and possibly use 8.04LTS instead.

madmerlin 11th June 2009 00:43

hmmm I create a new user and it works perfectly...


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